MOTOGRATER Get Green Light To Record Second Album

Elektra Records has picked up the option for a second MOTOGRATER album, according to a posting on the band's web site. The as-yet-untitled CD is tentatively scheduled to be recorded early next year for a late 2004 release. No further information is available at this time. ...

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U.D.O.: European/Japanese Tour Dates Announced

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have announced the dates for their upcoming European and Japanese tour in support of their new CD, "Thunderball". The group's follow-up to 2002's "Man And Machine" is currently being produced by U.D.O. guitarist/former ACCEPT drummer Stefan Kaufmann for a late February release through AFM ...

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SKRAPE Added To LIFE OF AGONY U.S. Tour

SKRAPE will be filling the opening slot on the upcoming LIFE OF AGONY/FLAW U.S. tour, which is slated to kick off in late January. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 20 - Northern Lights - Albany, NY Jan. 21 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA Jan. 23 - Palladium - Worcester, MA Jan. 24 ...

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FOZZY Auctioning Off Memorabilia

FOZZY, the brainchild of former WWE champion Chris Jericho and ex-STUCK MOJO mastermind Rich Ward, are currently auctioning off a few pieces of memorabilia from their concert during the August 19, 2002 episode of "RAW", according to ProWrestling.com. During the episode, FOZZY were performing live on the broadcast as Ric Flair came down and smashed ...

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H.I.M.: German Tour Dates Confirmed

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will embark on a Jagermeister-sponsored two-week tour of Germany in March/April 2004. The dates are as follows: Mar. 25 - Hamburg, GER @ Grosse Freiheit Mar. 27 - Bremen, GER @ Pier 2 Mar. 28 - Munster, GER @ Jovel Mar. 30 - Magdeburg, GER @ Amo Mar. 31 - Berlin, GER ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Hurt In ATV Accident

Ozzy Osbourne was seriously injured Monday in an accident on the grounds of his estate in England and underwent emergency surgery, according to the Associated Press. The 55-year-old rock star was riding a "quad bike," or all-terrain vehicle, on his Buckinghamshire property when the accident occurred, according to publicist Cindy Guagenti. His injuries were not ...

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BEHEMOTH Extend Contract With OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have extended their contract with Olympic Recordings. The group have already commenced the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album and will enter the studio in early spring with hopes for a late 2004 release. This has been a breakthrough year for BEHEMOTH, who made their U.S. live debut at ...

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AGENT STEEL To Release New EP In February

Reunited California speed metallers AGENT STEEL have set a February 17, 2004 North American release date for their new EP/CD (which will also be available on limited 12" picture disc) The U.S. Version will include the following songs: "Insurrection" and "Earth Under Lucifer" (taken from "Order of the Illuminati"), plus the bonus tracks "Mad Locust ...

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KISS To Offer 'Symphony' Concert On Pay Per View

KISS, who are currently rocking hard on the extended leg of "the most successful summer concert tour of '03" with fellow rock icons AEROSMITH, are bringing out a special offering of "KISS Symphony, Alive IV in Concert from Melbourne, Australia" on Pay Per View. As part of this special offer for $19.95, each customer that ...

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